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I have 2 external Altec Lansing speakers for my computer with iTunes and the external (knob) volume control stopped working. The speakers still work.

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  • palmovich104 Jul 28, 2009

    Thank you for your prompt response.

    What would a whole new mechanism cost at Radio Shack (ballpark)?

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This is a simple potentiometer for volume control.
Very easy to fail - and very difficult to repair.
The simplest thing to do is disassemble and try to clean the pot. with electrical contact cleaner... replacing the pot. with a new one is almost impossible - as they do not offer replacement parts.
Try radio shack for a similar one - but it will not be OEM, and may need to be rewired externally.
THIS IS A LARGE SELECTION (click)
To get the proper one - disassemble and obtain the part number off the pot.

You can also remove the pot. - and jumper the wires so the speakers play at high volume at all times - and control the volume with the PC. (just an idea)

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Posted on Jul 28, 2009

  • blueextc3221
    blueextc3221 Jul 28, 2009

    A replacement pot would be around $10

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